The Community Life Survey is held annually to track trends and developments in areas that encourage social action and empower communities.
This report summarises the results from the 2016-17 survey, which was run from August 2016 to March 2017.
- In 2016-17, around a fifth (22%) of adults said they had taken part in formal volunteering at least once a month. When looking at all volunteering (formal and informal), nearly two thirds of adults (63%) had engaged at least once a year.
- Three quarters (75%) of adults said they had given to charity in the four weeks prior to completing the survey. The average amount given was £22.
- In 2016-17, 85% of respondents felt that they belonged very or fairly strongly to Britain compared to 62% who felt they belonged to their neighbourhood.